Hyaluronic acid injections help with joint pain

Hyaluronic acid injections help with joint pain

Annoying joint pain can frequently hinder mobility and significantly affect quality of life. Patients dealing with these issues should know that some of the top doctors in Lithuania, located at the Orthopaedics-Traumatology Centre of "Kardiolita klinikos" in Kaunas and Vilnius, are available to help!

Orthopaedic traumatologists Arvydas Biesevičius, Dr. Kęstutis Braziulis and Vilvaltas Alaunis not only consult and diagnose health problems using modern technologies, but also treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system using various methods, such as hyaluronic acid injections into the joints. These injections help to reduce stiffness, improve patients' joint mobility, freedom of movement, general well-being and quality of life.

Hyaluronic acid is a thick substance that replenishes the body's reserves, prevents bones from rubbing against each other, and reduces inflammation and pain.

These injections are part of a complex treatment, usually combined with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy or, in less frequent cases, steroid medications.

Usually, the orthopaedic traumatologist injects the knee joint in the treatment room, which takes about 15 minutes. Local anaesthetics are usually used before the puncture, so there is minimal discomfort during the procedure.

A single injection into the joint is all it takes and the effects last up to 9 months. However, it is important to remember that each patient has an individual treatment plan.